Just a "zebra" trying my best to live life to the fullest with EDS and POTS...and loving the ride.

Five For Friday 3/18/11

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1.  Medical Stuff:
  • 2 Days of PT-Did regular circuit strengthening.  My PT also put new foot lifts in my shoes to give me better support. 
  • 2 Days of Home Rehab.
  • I got into Dr. Grubb’s Nurse Practitioner!  I had sent my info into their office in December and they called me Tuesday to schedule an appointment.  My appointment is in Toledo on April 20th, to get another expert’s opinion on POTS and my treatment.  It takes a year or more to get into Dr. Grubb himself so I jumped at the chance to see the NP since I was told they work very closely together.  I was also told to expect at least 2 hours for my appointment because she will go over EVERYTHING.  At a couple of my EDS appointments in the past year, I was told that Dr. Grubb probably has the best understanding about how POTS plays into EDS so that is promising to me.
  • My ribs hurt!  It’s been pretty frustrating.  I go back Monday to get my third round of prolotherapy (I cannot believe it’s already been 3 weeks!) so I will definitely be bringing up my ribs because they are worrying me!
  • I had to go to Sparrow Medical Supply to get a new pair of compression stockings since one of my stockings ripped in half when I was taking it off.  ?Oops.
RIP my first pair of compression stockings.  You were good to me.

2.  Tuesday was an emotional one.  In the morning, I emailed my principal to let her know that after discussing things with my doctors and my therapists, that it was just not realistic for me to return to school for the remainder of the school year.  That was hard.  It took me a few tries to finally muster up enough strength to push the send button.  I received such a loving and supportive email in return.  I will forever be grateful to her. I know I am blessed! 

THEN, in the afternoon it was time to drop my brother off at the Army office to leave for Basic training.  At one point my Dad, brother, and I were all crying standing in the parking lot.  I watched him walk into the building, and I thought, “he is going to get to live out his dream.  Not many people can say that.”  I will never forget March 15th, 2011.

Father and Son
 Andy and Me~Is it clear I had been crying most of the day?
3.  Tournament Flowers!  Every year, Brad goes to watch the first two days of the NCAA Basketball Tournament with friends and family.  A couple years ago, he started a tradition that the night before he leaves, he brings me tournament flowers.  Nothing like a bright bouquet of flowers to make you smile and feel loved.
My Fave~Gerber Daisies?

4.  MSU got into the tournament but lost in the first round.  Although this is disappointing, they didn’t give up without a fight.  I am proud to be a Spartan!

5.  I know you all have been on pins and needles waiting for this announcement so I’ll get right to it…The winner of the 100th Post Giveaway is…..

Mada, I will send you the book and a bonus surprise in the next week!  Thanks for all of the comments! 

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